Wildly popular marine wildlife artist and conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey will be attending the eighth annual Jake Owen Foundation Benefit Concert to be held at Vero Beach, Florida on Saturday, October 25, 2014 inside Holman Stadium at Historic Dodgertown.

“As an avid fisherman,” Jake said, “I’m thrilled and excited to have Guy’s support at my benefit concert.”

This will mark the final stop of a 75-city plus nationwide headlining tour for country music superstar Jake Owen, who returns to Vero Beach for The Discover Boating Presents JAKE OWEN’s DAYS OF GOLD TOUR 2014  that will also feature special guest The Cadillac Three.

Dr. Harvey, who earned a Ph.D. in Fisheries Biology, will be designing an official T-shirt for the concert. In addition, he is donating T-shirts for the foundation volunteers and will also donate five Giclees for the auctions – VIP and general public – and raffle. And a percentage of the T-shirt-sale proceeds will benefit the Jake Owen Foundation.

Founded in 2010, the Jake Owen Foundation was created to offer support on a national level to children battling cancer and other childhood diseases through the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital while also helping youth organizations and various charities in Jake’s hometown area of Indian River County, Fla., including Autism Speaks, the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club of Vero Beach/Indian River County.

Dr. Harvey’s donated artwork will be a huge help for the cause because his depictions of marine life – especially sport fish such as marlin – are very popular and have been reproduced in prints, posters, shirts, jewelry and other items.

He is also a very vocal and active advocate for marine conservation, having established the Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University.

“We are happy to lend our voice, design an official T-shirt and donate some of our artwork to support the good work and long-term mission of the Jake Owen Foundation,” Dr. Harvey said. “The Jake Owen Foundation does tireless work on behalf of children who are battling cancer and other diseases.”

Through Jake’s association within the country music community, he has had the opportunity to visit children and families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

Those children are benefiting from the extensive research and patient-care the hospital provides.  Once a patient is accepted, St. Jude covers all the medical costs beyond those paid by insurance. Families without insurance are never asked to pay.  St. Jude also provides transportation, lodging and meals for one parent and child.

Jake is continuing to make waves with the PLATINUM-certified, chart-topper “Beachin’,” marking his fifth #1 single and fastest selling track to date.


Michele Cope


Image courtesy C & H Events

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